In The Media | 11 November 2014

Off-air with Triple J journalist Nas Campanella

Anyone who’s listened to Triple J will be familiar with the authoritative tones of newsreader Nas Campanella. What few people will be aware of, however, is that Campanella is blind.

The 26-year-old Sydneysider has been blind since she was six months old, when a rare abnormality caused the retinas to tear away from her eyes, leaving her able to see shadows and some light, but little else.

Campanella has never let her disability get in the way of her determination to be a journalist, although her challenges are greater than most.